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UK CHANCELLOR ‘RISKS MASS REDUNDANCIES’ AS NEW JOBS SUPPORT SCHEME FALLS SHORT

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has been warned by West Dunbartonshire’s MP that the UK’s new jobs support scheme falls well short of what is required to protect jobs and livelihoods in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes … Continue reading

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UPDATE: SCOTLAND’S NEW MEASURES TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19

On 22nd September 2020 new nationwide measures were announced by the Scottish Government to protect the population from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in response to rising number of cases in Scotland and across the UK. Full details of the … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP WARNS UK GOVT OVER THREAT TO SCOTLAND’S SMALL BREWERIES

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the UK government to rethink proposed changes to tax relief for small brewers, voicing concerns that the UK Treasury is putting the future of Scotland’s small local breweries at risk.

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP SLAMS TORIES OVER PLANS TO BREAK INTERNATIONAL LAW

West Dunbartonshire’s MP has hit out at the UK government after a Tory Minister admitted a new Bill to amend the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU will break international law. Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes slammed the Tory UK government’s … Continue reading

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NO ROOM FOR COMPLACENCY IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

If we needed a reminder that these are not normal times, then the news that new restrictions have had to be imposed in West Dunbartonshire due to a spike in Covid-19 infections has been a real wake up call. More … Continue reading

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CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS FOR WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE

Following the imposition of new Coronavirus restrictions in West Dunbartonshire (2nd September 2020), where residents have been advised not to host people from other households in their own homes or visit another person’s home, I have been contacted by a … Continue reading

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WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE’S MP CALLS ON TORY CHANCELLOR TO ACT OVER FEARS OF MASS JOB LOSSES

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has warned the UK Chancellor that urgent action must be taken to extend the Job Retention Scheme to prevent soaring levels of unemployment. The SNP MP has spoken out in response to concerns over … Continue reading

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UK CHANCELLOR’S ‘NEW DEAL’ IS A LET-DOWN

They say there’s nothing new under the sun, and for those who’ve seen the results of more than one Tory Chancellor’s attempts to help us out of a recession, the news last week that Rishi Sunak was going to give … Continue reading

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